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NounEdit

steeds

  1. plural of steed

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch stedes, steeds, an adverbial genitive of stede (steadfast, durable), with umlaut from the more common stade, from Old Dutch *stādi, from Proto-Germanic *stēdi-.

Cognate with German stets.

PronunciationEdit

  • Rhymes: -eːts
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  • IPA(key): [steːts]

AdverbEdit

steeds

  1. always, continually, all the time, every time, each time
    Hij is steeds aan het werken.
    He's working all the time.
  2. increasingly, more and more, ever (+ comparative)
    Hij wordt steeds slimmer.
    He's growing increasingly smart.

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